CANCELLED: Folk at the New Room: Eleven Magpies, with Bristol Folk House Choir

Due to artist illness, this gig is postponed to 2025. More info to follow.


With support from Bristol Folk House Choir.

Eleven Magpies is led by Bristol-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and music director Ian Ross (Wise Children, Kneehigh). The band features Alex Vann (Spiro, Three Cane Whale), Elizabeth Westcott (Yesterday’s Camel) and James Gow (Jow).

Together, they chart a whirling journey of plucked and bowed strings, through humorous miniatures and sorrowful madrigal-esque beauty, then up into unexpected flights that come to land in moments of serene stillness.

An evening of acoustic music by candlelight inspired by theatrical travels and reflections on grief, faith and joy.

“Intense but effortless… this album certainly gives a feeling of well-being” – fRoots

“…one of the most refreshing albums of instrumental folk you are likely to hear for a long time” – Folk Radio

“The quality of the musicianship is very strong” – Bright Young Folk

Award-winning Cafe Before the Folk Gig Open

Before the gig starts, treat yourself with drink and refreshments at our award-winning cafe.

Indulge in our daily array of homemade cakes and desserts, lovingly crafted to add a sweet touch to your day. Savour a hot drink or a bowl of delicious soup as you anticipate the upcoming performance!


There’s even an opportunity to engage in informal music sessions and chat with our talented musician before the main event! Prepare to immerse yourself in a night of heartwarming folk melodies that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.

Folk Gig Information

  • Folk Gig Date: Thursday 18 July, 2024

  • Folk Gig Venue: John Wesley’s New Room

  • Start time: 7.30pm (doors 7pm)

  • Cafe opens 6pm, with informal folk session

  • Tickets: £14 advance / £16 on the door

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John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

Learn more